All but one of the band's original members (Phil Lynott) was born in Ireland.
The band went through a succession of guitarists, but Lynott and Downey were with the group from the beginning.
Phil Lynott – vocals, bass
Brian Downey – Drums
Eric Bell – lead guitar
Brian Robertson – guitar (later joined Motorhead)
Gary Moore – guitar (later played with Greg Lake and Skid Row)
Scott Gorham – lead guitar
Midge Ure – guitar (organized Live 8 with Bob Geldof)
Snowy White – guitar (toured with Pink Floyd in 1977)
John Sykes – guitar (later joined Whitesnake)
Darren Wharton – keyboards
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